fall block

fall block

[′fȯl ‚bläk]
(mechanical engineering)
A pulley block that rises and falls with the load on a lifting tackle.
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Work will include port main engine clutch and coupling overhaul; antenna cleaning, inspecting and refurbishing; helicopter deck sprinkler and hose reel piping renewal; fall blocks and fairlead sheaves; hull painting and cleaning; and flight deck non-skid renewal.
CUTLINE: TREE FALL BLOCKS ROAD - John Grady, left, and Ted Sargent of the Department of Public Works' Forestry Division cut up an old maple tree that fell on a parked car at 563 Salisbury St.
Under the contract, the company will be responsible for work such as port main engine clutch and coupling overhaul; antenna cleaning, inspecting and refurbishing; helicopter deck sprinkler and hose reel piping renewal; fall blocks and fairlead sheaves; hull painting and cleaning; and flight deck non-skid renewal.